Standing out in the parking lot at school with my class looking up in the sky. Was on a small handheld radio and heard the whole thing (while watching it explode above).
I was in 5th grade too. I remember the tvs being rolled into each room. Consequently those were the same tvs rolled into the rooms when Iowa made the tourney and when my sister's classmate's brother was on the Price is Right.The one thing I’m gleaning from this thread is the median age of HROT is older than I thought. Oh and I was a 5th grader. The magnitude of it didn’t really hit me until later.